A summary of the history follows:-1926 Frazer Nash ‘Boulogne model’ acquired new by R. Plunkett-Greene and subsequently actively raced by him, including 1928 Brooklands 200 mile race. (John Kerridge believed this to be the case, although others have questioned if it was Plunkett-Greene's car that was used. There is no doubt however that the chassis of a 1926 Frazer Nash was used in the construction of this special.)
1932 The Anzani- engine Horstmann acquired by C. Lestrange Metcalf. In October, he placed 3rd in Cumberland Junior Handicap at Brooklands.
1932 Abbot Nash created by Metcalf, using the Boulogne Frazer Nash and twin Carburetor Anzani engine from Horstmann car, and a fabric body by Abbott of Farnham. In September, Abbot-Nash placed 2nd in Yorkshire Long Handicap at Brooklands.
1933 Metcalf won second March sprint and Junior Long Handicap in August at Brooklands.
1937 Abbot-Nash acquired by Peter Neale, who replaced Anzani engine with 1927 manufactured AC Acedes 2 litre.
1938 Peter Neale enters Prescott and Shelsley Walsh, largely with the Abbott body. By September car is back at Shelsley minus bodywork!
1939 The Acedes Nash has new lightweight alloy body fitted by Peter Neale. Driven at Prescott, Shelsley Walsh and Backwell. In June, Peter takes FTD at Great Auclum Hill climb, beating Fane in 328 FN-BMW…1945 Acedes Nash acquired by Michael Christie.
1946 Chassis greatly shortened, radiator now positioned in front of the front axle, with the engine also moved forward.
1947 Entered at Prescott May, and Shelsley Walsh September tail altered sloping downwards like GN spider.
1948 Streamline aluminium body built by Alexander Engineering, Driven by Michael Christie at Prescott, Shelsley Walsh and at Great Auclum.
1949 Acquired by Jack Williamson and driven by him at Prescott, Shelsley Walsh and Blandford. Experienced major crash at Prescott.
1953 Acquired by David Allen and Monty Vaughan, who rebuilt the car as a two-seater.
1957 Several races and hill climbs, including 2nd all comers Vintage race at September Goodwood driven by Allan.
1958 First place in the upto 3-litre class at VSCC Oulton Park driven by Allan, 3rd place Prescott August Monty Vaughan driving.
1961 Acquired by John Kerridge and shipped to America.The Registration number RHO 458 was recovered from the DVLA when the car arrived back in the UK in 2014. This was the number carried when registered as a road car by David Allan in 1957. The original Acedes Nash radiator badge was found by chance at a collectors' fair recently and now proudly adorns the radiator.